Do you want your visitors to preview and confirm their responses before submitting a form? We've got great news!
What is preview before submit?
Have you ever filled out a form that lets you review your info and go back and change it? For auto insurance quotes, mortgage applications, payment forms, order forms, registration forms, quizzes, and calculators, you need the most accurate data possible. For important forms, it's critical that the details are correct.
A form confirmation page allows users to see what they have submitted in previous pages of a form. They can then go back and modify values on previous pages before the submission is final.
How can it help me to review forms before submitting?
Many multi-paged forms collect a lot of data. When accuracy is critical and time is valuable, you can let the form submitter do the double-checking for you. When they can check their own answers, everyone is better off. It eliminates the back-and-forth of getting typos corrected to save you tons of time.
Are you using WordPress forms to collect user-generated content? If your guests don't have permission to edit, you can make sure they verify their posting before it goes live.
How can I setup entry preview before submit?
We've got a lot of questions over the years about how to show an overview of entered responses. They have wanted to show a preview at the end of a multi-page form.
In the past, it's been a manual process that takes a lot of time.
I'm excited to announce that reviewing form responses before submit is now a built-in option. This makes creating advanced multi-paged forms more enjoyable and simplifies the form creation process.
Learn more: How to Build a Multi-Step Form in WordPress (with Progress Bar!)
We've made it simple without sacrificing flexibility.
The simple way to add a review/summary page takes just one click. When a Summary field is added, it makes an educated guess about which fields you'll want to show. It excludes the fields most forms won't need: HTML fields, hidden fields, user ID fields, password fields, and fields hidden with visibility. This means that if the visitor doesn't have permission to see a field, it won't appear in the default summary.
The form summary before submit only includes fields on previous form pages. So when you add a Summary field, you'll automatically get a page break too if it's missing.
Summary fields include a couple options to maximize flexibility. Although several field types are excluded, you can include any of them that you need. Plus, individual fields can also be excluded. If you have a field you don't really want your guests to see, hide it. Have a field you need to show? You choose the combination of fields to show and hide to work for your exact use case.
Where should I add the summary field?
After you add a Summary field to your form, another won't be allowed. Since only one Summary/Review page is allowed per form, it usually makes sense to add at the end. But we don't think it simplifies anything to always force it to be the last item in the form.
Want a terms field, reCaptcha, credit card, or another option after the summary? Go for it. We won't cripple the flexibility of your advanced WordPress forms like other online form builders do.
Ready to add a summary page for entry preview before submit? Just update to the latest version of Formidable Pro. This feature is included with all of our premium plans.
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Albert Opoku says
Dear Stephs and Formidable team. I have been using Formidable for close to 10 years now. It is the first plugin I install on every WordPress website I work on. I have used formidable to build things I never dreamed possible - and I am at best a 'try and error' developer!
The summary/preview function is awesome! Thanks for listening to our feedback. You guys truly rock!
Steph Wells says
I love hearing this! This is exactly what we want to hear from everyone. Thanks so much for sharing your great news!
Rana Pratap says
I just started using Formidable and I'm really happy with it so far. The summary/preview function is awesome! Just wanted to see if this can be used in an email or view?
It takes a lot of effort to build a nice looking email or view to show the summary of the filled out form, it would make our lives so much easier if this summary can be used instead of the default preview.
Steph Wells says
The summary uses the same code that the default-message shortcode uses in the email message. Make sure the box to send as plain text is not checked. If you have questions about this, can you please open a ticket?
Voke James says
Great feature. Been looking for this, it appears only formidable forms has this
Buczkó István says
Hello! Formidale Forms is great, I use it on several sites.
I should rewrite the "Edit" button of the Summary field to "Módosítás" in Hungarian. Could you help with this?
Hi there, Thanks for your question. Support in the blog comments is very tricky, but if you can contact us from our support page, we'd be happy to help.